pkg lock is used to lock packages against reinstallation, modification or deletion. pkg unlock unlocks the named packages. Either variant only has an effect on currently installed packages. Consequently it is impossible to block installation of a new package by using this mechanism, unless such an installation implies updating a locked package.
Yes. I've heard. I have a real issue with that. But having already addressed that on the stable@ list. I won't SPAM this thread with it. But rather. Take it up in the form of a pr().wblock@ said:The old stuff will be deprecated in September.